Linked Questions

42 votes
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How do moderators make changes to the site-specific closed question reasons?

There are changes rolling out the week of June 17 2013 to add custom close reasons. Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized What (and ...
179 votes
11 answers

Shouldn't "off-topic" be only about... off-topic?

A related question/discussion point to this one posted just now, but with a completely different rationale. Whenever a question is closed because it doesn't contain SSCCE, or specific code, it also ...
90 votes
3 answers

Can we rename the off-topic close reason label on the primary screen?

When you click on the button to cast a close vote, you get a list of options: duplicate, off-topic, unclear, too broad, and primarily opinion based. These appear to be consistent across every site. ...
131 votes
8 answers

Close all the typo questions [closed]

Update 2013/03/06: I've been playing around in the Data Explorer (first time I've used it) and put together a basic query to help identify typo related posts a little better, improvements welcome: ...
63 votes
6 answers

How is consensus determined on Meta sites?

On our main sites "the best answer" is somewhat fluidly defined as the superposition of the highest voted answer and the accepted answer. Truth be told, the system is rather insistent on ...
258 votes
20 answers

Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized

After a ton of discussion, work and input from the community, we're rolling out the remainder of major closing changes that you've helped us design, as discussed in these prior posts. They're live, ...
11 votes
3 answers

How can a student ask better questions on Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

I usually ask learning-related questions on Stack Exchange sites and unintentionally get myself voted down with bad questions. When checking my questions like a year or so later, I see that the ...
-11 votes
2 answers

Can there be a 'wiki' for Stack Exchange sites?

I find 2 kinds of questions on Stack Exchange sites - Questions that will help people except the OP in the future Questions that only help the OP Furthermore, some questions that will help people in ...
251 votes
81 answers

Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project! [closed]

In case you missed the first one, check out the se-quality-project tag. The quality project isn't one that we plan to ever finish, it's perennial and kicks in every 18 months or so after we've had ...
9 votes
2 answers

An official way of closing announcements on Meta?

Currently, many announcements are closed using reasons such as off-topic (custom reason) The second draft of our Code of Conduct is available for feedback and review off-topic (can no longer be ...
3 votes
1 answer

Asking questions that probably won't help others

I've noticed that the guidelines as to how to ask a question hint sometimes that the questions should be useful to others, not just the person asking the questions. Seems like a good idea - aim to ...
104 votes
12 answers

Improving "demonstrate a minimal understanding" close reason [closed]

Note: the eventual outcome of this discussion involved dropping this particular off-topic reason, along with other changes. See:
47 votes
3 answers

Can we have a red/status tag for "obsolete"?

Given the changes that have been rolled out on Meta for the new close hold reasons, we've lost "too localized" here on meta. However, "too localized" has a genuine use on meta (which is part change ...
30 votes
2 answers

Now that too localized is gone should we embrace the "typo questions"? [closed]

The old "too localized" closing reason included "questions that are unlikely to help future visitors". It was generally agreed, that if a question resulted from a typo in the OP code those questions ...
120 votes
8 answers

What happened to the "You're Just Lazy" close vote reason? [closed]

...not literally, of course. But what happened to the previous menu of close-vote options? I find the current set unsatisfactory. Take this question that boils down to a typical java.lang....

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